Friday, August 31, 2012

I'm with Mitt

“Thank you, Mr. Chairman and delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States.”
 
And with that Mitt Romney became the presidential nominee of the Republican Party.
 
Walking onto to the floor of the Republican National Convention I could feel the electricity.
 
This once and a lifetime opportunity culminated with the biggest speech of Mitt Romney’s life and of course the famous balloon drop.
 
The final night of the convention focused on Mitt Romney as a businessman and savior of business. Because… HE DID BUILD THAT!
 
Dalton with Fox News Channel’s Martha McCallum.
 
Romney’s history at Bain Capital was shown in a new light. Staples, Sports Authority, and Bright Horizons would not have been with out Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.
 
One of the surprise moments of the night for me happened when over 10 Olympians joined on stage to speak about the Mitt Romney they knew… a rescuer.
 
Romney asked the nation a historic question.
 
“If you felt that excitement when you voted for Barack Obama, shouldn’t you feel that way now, that he is President Obama,” he said. “You know there is something wrong with the kind of job he has done as president when the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him.”
 
Romney proposed a new plan for American Exceptionalism, a path to prosperity, freedom, and peace.
 
It is a new path, a new destiny for America, and a restored vision of our founding fathers.
 
Common-sense conservatism works and that is why Governor Romney must be elected President.
 
“President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the ocean – and to heal the planet,” he said. “My promise is to help you and your family.”
 
I ask you to join me in supporting the next President of the United States Governor Mitt Romney.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 3: "The Next Vice President of the United States"

Like I predicted in my last blog post — Day Three was even better.
 
From the start to the end, the day was filled with twists and turns and much excitement.
 
Exhausted from yesterday’s convention work, I set my alarm for noon convinced I would wake up before noon… I didn’t. Upon waking up I followed my normal routine which obviously includes checking my email inbox.
 
The first email I noticed was from Fox News and Commentary Host Todd Starnes. It was titled
“Sarah Palin.” I freaked out.
 
I opened the email and listened to a personal message from the one and only Gov. Sarah Palin of the Great State of Alaska. For anyone that knows me, I could promise you they all wanted to see my face.
 
I thank Gov. Palin for taking time out of her day to encourage me to keep up the fight to restore America come this November.
The Page Program then drove us to the convention center to perform our duties of placing literature on each delegate and alternate seat.
 
During our breaks today I was able to meet some high profile guests including Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Sustren, former Senator Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry, and Mrs. Janine Turner of Constituting America.
 
The program was filled with great speakers who lit up the room. It seemed like it was VP Short list night and then finally concluded with the one on the shortest list — the next Vice President of the United States Paul Ryan.
 
My 2008 presidential favorite former Gov. Mike Huckabee started the prime time speakers for the night.
 
We then moved on to Gov. Susan Martinez who is the first Hispanic female Governor in US history and a rising star in the GOP.
 
And then the two most anticipated speeches of the night, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Future Vice President of the United States Paul Ryan.
 
Rice was a great communicator. An outstanding woman with an outstanding past. She electrifying the crowd and was a perfect opener for Representative Ryan.
 
“I accept your nomination as Vice President of the United States” and the crowd goes wild. Ryan’s speech was the most exhilarating thus far in the convention only to be overshadowed by the candidate himself tomorrow evening.
 
 
America can do better and we WILL do better beginning this November with the Comeback Team.
 
As I wrote this blog late Wednesday night the stage was being transformed for Gov. Romney’s speech later tonight.
 
Lucky for Republicans — we don’t have to worry about hauling those Styrofoam Greek columns from a studio lot.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 3: Rocking out as an RNC Page

W-O-W.
 
That is the only word to describe Day Two of convention work for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.
 
My day started at 5:00 a.m. with an early wakeup call — and it ended shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
 
But the experience I had yesterday was well worth the pain I will suffer today.
 
I had the privilege of being interviewed by Fox News Channel’s one and only Todd Starnes. The segment covered the “Day in the Life of a Republican Page.” I was the page!
 

Be sure to watch Fox & Friends to watch a rocking-out, freedom-loving, and hardworking page. (That would be me!)
 
 
Following the interview with Fox News, I returned back to my duties as a page, including passing out literature, directing traffic, and most importantly being the cheerleader for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan!
 
These two outstanding men will lead our nation in fiscal responsibility, family values, and the restoration of the American Dream.
 
I had the honor of meeting so many VIPS — from members of the media to high-profile Republicans.
 
 
 
Yesterday’s prominent speakers included, Wis. Gov. Scott Walker, former Penn. Senator Rick Santorum, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and the next First Lady of the United States, Ann Romney.
 
Like I tweeted following Mrs. Romney’s speech “She just won him an election!”
 
Mrs. Romney showed us Mitt as a dad, husband and grandfather; contrary to Obama’s belief that he kills woman.
 
The future First Lady electrified the crowd and brought some to tears. Signs shot up across the room with the words “We Love Ann” and chants of “Yes We Ann! Yes We Ann!”
 
Two speakers, I previously knew little about, had me on my feet enthused about the November election and the endless possibilities in America.
 
Former Congressman Artur Davis, the gentleman –who originally seconded the motion that made Barack Obama the Democratic nominee four years ago — has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
 
Mr. Davis, now a Republican, spoke to those who may feel the same he does, those who realize the false hope and want real change in the Oval Office.
 
The second speaker, I will predict right now, will be a future occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. — Mia Love, the congressional candidate from Utah’s 4th Congressional District.
 
Mrs. Love’s speech was by far the most inspiring speech I heard all night. She is the conservative Mayor of Saratoga Springs — known for cutting expenses and getting a AA+ bond rating.
 
I don’t know what experiences can top yesterday but I have a feeling each day will get even more exciting.
 
I need a nap

 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 2: Birdies for the Brave

Today I had the privilege of volunteering on the golf course for “Birdies for the Brave.”
 
This great organization helps provide assistance to our nation’s Wounded Warriors.
 
Today’s golf event at the TPC Golf Course raised $1.6 million — and at least two service members will receive new homes.
 
The 2012 Republican National Convention Page Program helped out at the event – we collected golf balls.
 
The event was chaired by House Speaker John Boehner and Bob McDonnell, the governor of Virginia.
 
Our time on the course was cut short by bad weather associated with Isaac. But in spite of the weather conditions, many lawmakers, donors, and VIPS chose to tough it out and take a swing — and at the same time – help members of our military who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
 
If you haven’t heard of the organization “Birdies for the Brave” you have to check out them out and get involved now at www.birdiesforthebrave.com.
 
Following the return from the golf course we had the opportunity to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “Obama’s America: 2016.”

 
 
This eye opening documentary showed me even more reasons why Mitt Romney must win in November.
 
Like the documentary says “Love him or hate him, you don’t know him.”
 
“2016” is now the tenth Box Office Hit with more theaters opening across the nation every day. Republicans, democrats, and independents just want to know the man seeking a second term.
 
Tomorrow is when the real party begins!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tampa: Day 1

My name is Dalton Glasscock. I am 18 years old, I am a registered Republican and I am excited to cast my first vote for Gov. Mitt Romney.
 
I am proud to be a Republican. I have the honor of representing the great state of Kansas as their Republican Page alongside Alexandra Coyler.
 
At 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, I woke to begin a journey to officially begin the 2012 election.
 
Arriving in Tampa Bay Florida at 11:47am I knew I would fit right in.
 
 
The first thing I saw upon de-boarding the plane was a “Welcome Republicans” sign with dozens of friendly faces nearby, a barber shop quartet singing “God Bless the USA” and hundreds of freedom loving, and fired up Republicans ready to take back our country!
 
The staff and volunteers from not only the Committee on Arrangements, but the city of Tampa, and the airport went out of their way to accommodate GOP’ers from across the nation.
 
Billboard after billboard drenched the Tampa highway from “Don’t Trust the Liberal Media”, to dozens of “Welcome to Tampa Bay” and my personal favorite, “Welcome to Tampa Bay where our Mayor and every Council Member is a Democrat.”
 
The experience I am about to have will be a life changing, eye opening, and exhilarating one to say the least.
 
It is great to see 100 fired-up teenagers here to support the Romney-Ryan Ticket! The youth of America are waking up to the fact that our nation is under attack.
 

 
We see the economy affecting our family pocketbooks, our faith continually being attacked, and we are tired of sitting on the sidelines!
 
As the storm is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the spirit of the Republican Party is coming alive!
 
Beware liberals. We are preparing for November!